July 16, 2023

A few weeks back, reading through 2 Thessalonians in our Take Up Your Sword plan, this phrase made me pause and has come to mind frequently since. Speaking of the coming day when Jesus will return in glory, Paul says he will come…

“… to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed (2 Thessalonians 1:10).”

Jesus is worthy of our marveling. We’ve read this word many times in Luke’s Gospel. It has been a common reaction of people as they encountered Jesus. His character. His power. His love. His word. Astonishment. Awe. Wonder.

That’s why we gather weekly as a church. To marvel at Jesus together. This Sunday, we come to the last supper, the final Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples. He was especially eager to share this particular Passover meal with them because He was about to change it forever. He replaced with a new meal of remembrance, proclaiming an infinitely greater deliverance. The Lamb of God was about to be slain to take away the sins of the world.

Join us to marvel at Jesus this Sunday. To marvel at His great love. To marvel at his willing sacrifice. To marvel at his sovereignty as His life is not taken from Him as a victim, but rather, offered up as a ransom.

This Sunday Randy Gruendyke will be preaching Luke 22:1-23 and Cole Jones will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? We will also be observing the Lord’s Supper in each of our morning services.

And let’s pray as Paul prayed, that “according to the riches of his glory, he would grant us strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:18–19).”

See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!


Jesus, Lover of My Soul by Fernando Ortega

Just and holy is Thy name
I am all unrighteousness
False and full of sin I am
Thou art full of truth and grace